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Minister announces Creative NZ appointments

2017 May 01

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced the appointment of Michael Moynahan as the new chair of Creative New Zealand. “Michael has a long association with literature1througho…

NZ artists at prestigious contemporary exhibition

2017 Apr 07

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated three New Zealand artists whose work will be exhibited at documenta -  breaking new ground  for New Zealand art at one of the1world…

New Zealand’s strengthening music industry

2016 Nov 09

Strength in New Zealand’s music industry has been welcomed by Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ New Zealand Music1Indust…

New theatre for thriving Auckland arts scene

2016 Sep 23

Auckland’s thriving arts scene will be well served by the state-of-the-art new ASB Waterfront Theatre opened today, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says. “The ASB Waterfront1Theat…

Minister to attend Edinburgh International Cultural Summit

2016 Aug 22

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry leaves for the United Kingdom tonight to attend and speak at the Edinburgh International Cultural Summit, a major gathering of arts sector leaders from…

Arts Access Awards celebrate difference

2016 Aug 10

Tonight’s Arts Access Awards are a celebration of the power of art to change lives and bring joy and fulfilment to all New Zealanders, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry and Disability…

NZSO Board appointments

2016 Jul 27

Corporate lawyer Daniel Wong has been appointed to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Board, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. “Mr Wong has an extensive background in1t…

International Film Festival showcases New Zealand talent

2016 Jul 14

The 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival will showcase our thriving film industry and distinctive identity, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says. “Eight New Zealand feature …

New Arts Council appointments

2016 Jul 01

Four new appointments and two reappointments to the Arts Council have been announced by Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry. “Philanthropist Dame Jenny Gibbs, experienced arts sector1le…

$11.6m new funding for the arts

2016 May 26

Three major arts organisations will receive a funding boost in Budget 2016, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO), Royal New Zealand Ballet (…

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